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20 Towns in Twenty Days

Channel 3 visits Waterbury on Thursday

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Channel 3 donated $1,000 to the Children’s Community School, and the school also received a $500 gift card from PC Richard and Son, to help them continue their mission.  (WFSB) Channel 3 donated $1,000 to the Children’s Community School, and the school also received a $500 gift card from PC Richard and Son, to help them continue their mission. (WFSB)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Waterbury was the next stop on the 20 Towns in Twenty Days trail for Channel 3.

The city is home to many wonderful people and programs, like the Children’s Community School.

The school was established in 1969, and it has grown into a full-fledged elementary school.

About 150 children are enrolled from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, and they get two meals each day.

What makes the school on Wolcott Street so special is the dedicated staff and teachers who focus on helping Waterbury’s inner-city children and their families.

"We are a community, not just a community school, we take care of the whole family from if they need anything at home - uniforms - any emergency that comes up at home as well as educating the child,” said Ellen Lynch, the school’s executive director.

“There's nice teachers and we go on really cool field trips,” said third grade student Aijah Johnson.

Channel 3 donated $1,000 to the Children’s Community School, and the school also received a $500 gift card from PC Richard and Son, to help them continue their mission.

For more information on the school, click here.

On Thursday, Channel 3 also visited Domenick and Pia Downtown Pizzeria, where 81-year-old Pia Derosa has been making pizza with her husband for more than a half century. Her husband Domenick is 91 years old.

They run the business on Brook Street with their children, making homemade dough, homemade sauce and amazing pizza, six days per week.

"First of all, it’s family and we never change the recipe. Second, we use good quality cheese, tomato - imported tomato from Italy - and it make a difference,” Pia Derosa said.

Check out the restaurant's Facebook page here.

To see more photos from 20 Towns in Twenty Days, click here.

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